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Guidelines on Depositing Publications in Repositories

Scholarly output can be archived and accessed in repositories operated by universities or research institutions. There are two different types of repository: institutional and subject.

Repositories ensure documents are accessible long-term, which cannot be guaranteed on personal or institutional web sites.

Self-archiving in a repository takes places simultaneously or after an embargo period. TU research members can use TU Berlin's institutional repository – DepositOnce. Our self-archiving services can assist you in checking the legal requirements.

We expressly recommend disciplinary preprint servers for preprints, i.e. online publication before or at the same time as submission to the publisher. Preprints can also be deposited in DepositOnce.

Michaela VoigtTel.: +49 30 314-76130
Katharina DrescherTel.: +49 30 314-76457

Subject Repository and Preprint Server Examples:

Subject areaRepository
Medicine, Biology, and related subjectsPubMedCentral
Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, biology, Quantitative Finance and StatisticsarXiv
Psychology, Behavioral SciencePsyArXiv
Social SciencessocArXiv

Researching (Inter-)disciplinary Repositories

You can find an overview of relevant subject or interdisciplinary repositories in the Open Directory of Open Access Repositories (OpenDOAR) and Registry of Open Access Repositories (ROAR).

The platform provides general information about Open Access as well as an overview of subject-specific information and subject repositories.

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